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Jared Lee Loughner GenY Goes Postal Don’t smoke buddha, can’t stand sess, yes

In Assassination, civil rights, Congress, elections, National Security, political corruption, politics, Presidential Election, Sarah Palin on January 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

The recent assassination attempt on Representative Gabriel Gifford may seem  like some Manchurian candidate who fell from the sky for gun control and toning down competitive speech to win political office for some, being these are the only one dimensional arguments that have emerged in the last couple of days since the massacre and the assassination attempt.    However way before Jared Lee Loughner went postal the jokes regarding GENY had started they don’t like sex, they don’t like money, don’t get high or drink, like the old Adam Ant Song don’t drink don’t smoke what do you do must be something inside, or the Raw Base Song It Takes Two; Don’t smoke buddha, can’t stand sess.

In this blogger’s opinion hate speech had nothing to do with Loughner going postal.  While I am not going to visit his website and read his writings I am going to try to draw a quick instinctual profile of what was going on with Loughner and why and how he could commit such unconscionable acts.    The short answer is that like the middle aged man that goes postal because he’s fired, overwhelmed, and sick of struggling to ultimately lose; Many in Geny feel that there is no hope, that there is nothing there just like the Middle Age men who went postal decades ago.  Parents have appeared on news programs saying they would like their geny’rs who have graduated from college to go to the local mall and get any job rather than going to the country club all day playing raquetball.   Hmm the Country Club GENYS are having problems.

In any event the case of Jared Lee Loughner is a blinding commentary of modern day society and how it failed him.  While some folks may object to my characterizing the heinous acts of Loughner as a political act, the bottom line is the French revolution was bloody and it was gruesome and ironically it centered around the inability of the poor and struggling to obtain scarce resources like bread and housing.  One ultimately wonders if Loughtons individual actions are the first signs of revolution in the United States.  One can not deny that even if as a result of his own actions society had no place for him.

However if one is looking for how Loughton came to this point one should consider the following reasons:

Loughner’s Inability to Chart a Path in Life

While some would say that Loughner was strange, crazy, or just plain nuts.  It can not be denied that he tried, he tried to go to a community college and then he tried to go into the military both attempts were dismal failures and being escorted off a community colleges campus because of acting plain crazy instead of being sent to some sort of advisor shows just a lack of care for a young person that almost says the campus should not even exist.  Even this incident that Loughner had on the college campus is heartless and strange with classmates standing in line to talk about how weird he was, this total lack of empathy brings to mind the same type of students that recorded a gay kiss and put it over the internet………. there is ultimately something wrong with geny in their inability to empathize and know right from wrong.   What makes Loughner a sympathetic character as opposed to the VT shooter is Loughner was not a genius, Loughner was not a star engineering student.  He was a Poor smoch on the side of the road who at the age of 22 had figured out he would never amount to anything and society had made that his fate.

The Anesthetic Effect of Video Gaming

While I know nothing about Jared Lee Loughner I am willing to stake my life on the fact that Loughner was a video gamer and an avid gamer.  While the older folks on TV try to blame guns, rhetoric and whatever else will advance their causes on why Loughner went postal.  The answer is grounded in the fact that if he was an avid gamer he went postal everyday.  Modern games have death counts for how many people have been killed, humans splatter blood on the screen creating an amazing tolerance and nonchalance towards killing.   Modern video games in some cases are live simulations of massacres, some games are just plain killing oops you killed a family or baby so what you got  a point.   The fact that Loughner could kill or try to kill twenty people and then try to reload to kill some more indicates to me that Loughton had made the cross from game simulation to real life and probably the harder life became for him the more he retreated into game land until he was ready to take it live which he did.

The Out and Out Corruption of the Congresswoman

While many will call Gabby nice.  She was not nice she was looking for a vote.  The plain fact is her husband is an astronaut, she got herself appointed to the NASA committee to further the fates of her family which she evidently did.  Congress is attempting to censure Maxine Waters for a Bank visit this woman is on the committee that employs her husband. Meanwhile Loughton cant complete college and can’t even get into the military.  This is corruption and a severe conflict of interest whether it’s acknowledged or not.   Loughton was probably aware of this or not but if he was he knew Gifford was advancing her own fate while he could not even get into the military.

In any event the incident with Loughner brings to a head the generational conflict, misinformation, and frighteninly poor analysis of the Loughner incident and why he did what he did as an X’r I need to see GENXY in the media the older crew with the exception of the 60’s crew is out of touch and self serving and just plain dumb.

 

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Elena Kagan Head of Ministry of Truth (Minitruth) Representing the Republic of Democratia

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, black blogger, black bloggers, Black Women Bloggers, civil rights, Congress, democrats, political corruption, politics, the supreme court on July 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

As Elena Kagan made courtesy calls on United States Senators last week one wonders what the substance of the conversations she had with lawmakers particularly democratic lawmakers was.  Was it what’s your issue, let me know and if you give me your vote, I’ll make sure I vote for it.  What is particularly disturbing about the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is that it is a given that she has no intention of interpreting the laws as a duty set out by the U.S. Constitution.  Elena Kagan, if confirmed will be there to rubbber stamp a clearly partisan agenda.  One would hope that a supreme court justice would be gray in their outlook, and be able to dig into the tome of the constitution and render a decision; but something everyone probably agrees upon to themselves or publicly is it is probably extremely doubtful that Kagan will be capable of interpreting anything unless it is in concurrence with her preconceived ideas or agenda.

The failure to take ideas and follow directions was never so illustrated as with Elena Kagan and the Solomon Amendment and her refusal to allow military  recruitment on Harvard’s campus because of the U.S. Governments don’t ask don’t tell policy.  The Solomon amendment   required schools that receive federal funding to grant military recruiters “most favorable access” to their students or risk losing federal funds.  Kagan citing don’t ask don’t tell barred military recruiters from Harvard Career recruitment offices saying the don’t ask don’t tell policy came into conflict with Harvard’s own policy that said organizations that discriminated against gays could not recruit on campus.  Kagan conveniently forgot that in a federal emergency the US government protects Harvard from all sorts of maladies diseases, terrorism, whatever the Government would be there and she most conveniently forgot that the Federal government gives Harvard university 300,000,000  dollars a year in federal funding.  However despite the Solomon amendment and at the risk of losing 300 million dollars for her university Kagan barred the military from campus and had her decision overturned.  It does not take an education over the first grade to understand Elena Kagan has no intention of interpreting anything and could not even interpret a simple law when 300 million dollars was at risk for her college campus.

“delicate pieces of forgery in which you had nothing to guide you except your knowledge of the principles of ingsoc and your estimate of what the party wanted you to say.” –George Orwell 1984

While the Kagan’s refusal to abide by the Solomon amendment is an example of Kagans inability to interpret a law that put 300 million dollars of government money at risk for her university for her liberal bias as discussed above, the inappropriate interpretation of a law is by no means criminal.  However the Orwellian manipulation of information for the sake of her democratic party gets Kagan crowned the secretary of Orwell’s 1984’s Ministry of Truth who’s main purpose in the book was the falsification and manipulation of data.  Kagan leaned on two medical organizations with the full weight of the President of the United State’s office at the time to replace their wording with her wording as it regarded medical information for citizens of the United States. There are some blind individuals who call themselves democrats who want to argue that the individuals decimating this information  about Elena Kagan are antiabortionists with a grudge.  The honest truth is that after the full weight of Kagan’s and the Clinton administrations actions sinks in with the American People it will be pretty hard for any thinking citizen to believe a word that is issued from government assertions and/or Medical Organizations.  It will be hard for the National Institute of Health to issue a H1N1 warning because Kagan and the actions of the Clinton administration have violated the public trust.  While Kagan argues in her confirmation hearing that, hey little oh me can’t get the GRANDE doctors to change their minds about policy issues and that they made their own decisions. One of her memos tells a vastly different story and that the full weight of the presidential office (Appoints the FBI and CIA directors, HEAD OF THE MILITARY, in charge of Grant Money that funds major research etc.) was launched against ACOG to have the policy changed, The memo states,

“For many months, the folks at ACOG had been unwilling to speak with us about the medical issues surrounding the partial birth ban, but Marilyn Yeager convinced them to do so.”

The President of the United States office had not been calling ACOG  for hours, for days, for weeks, but for months to get them to change a medical policy and assertion that ACOG felt was the best policy statement representing the American people.  The original statement ACOG issued was as follows:

“a select panel convened by ACOG could identify no circumstances under which an intact dilation and extraction would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the- woman.”

by the time Elena Kagan finished leaning on ACOG with the  Full Power of the President of the United States she was allowed to write and amend the above  statement to read the following:

“An intact D&X, however, may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman, and a doctor should be allowed to make this determination.”

If one has any doubt as to Elena Kagan’s knowledge that this statement was a fallacious  and misleading amendment of the original statement, the following quote from a Kagan memo should let shed light on the fact that Kagan was aware that partial birth abortions just were not done.

“I will spare you all the medical details here. Suffice it to say that we went through every  circumstance imaginable — post- and pre-viability, assuming malformed fetuses, assuming other medical conditions, etc., etc.– and there just aren’t many where use of the partial-birth abortion is the least risky, let alone the “necessary,” approach. No one should worry about being able to drive a truck through the President’s proposed exception; the real issue is whether anything at all can get through it.”

The text in red clearly implies that substantively Kagan knew that as far as ACOG was concerned partial birth abortions were not necessary and she deliberately changed the language for the ideology of the democratic party.  As a United States citizen I would hope that every appointed and elected official feels allegiance to the flag and the constitution of the United States and not to a political party or ideology.  Kagan clearly does not possess the allegiance to the United States and her dogmatism concerning the democratic party is scary.

Finally, as an African American living in the United States I find the comparison that Elena Kagan carries the legacy of Thurgood Marshall extremely offensive.  It appears to me that she and her whole generation are looking to be bigger badder and mightier than they civil rights leaders of the fifties and the sixties.  I have never heard any examples of Thurgood Marshall falsifying and altering documents and I think I never will.  Thurgood Marshall is most famous for the case Brown vs. Board of education which earned him a place on the supreme court.  It was not given because he knew how to lick.

If Kegan is confirmed it will send a terrible message of Partisanship and our nation should be afraid that one party for the sake of a party can not see right from wrong.




This was clear intimidation and the abuse of Public office.  This is not a Kagan issue at this point this is an office of the president issue by which all involved including Kagan should be investigated for intimidating and altering the statement of a medical body.

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this is not an abortion issue it is an honesty and ethics issue a supreme court  without a conscious is bound to sink the court into decisions that future generations will find untenable as well as perplexing that such individuals made it to the supreme court, it will further be a blaring blight to future generations because Kagan is one of the first waves of women on the court.

1. Kagans Failure to realize her role as an attorney, ethical human being and an advisor rather than as a get it done partisan politico is extremely disturbing and definitely indicates that she is incapable of interpreting the law objectively.

2. Kagans actions as well as the Clinton administration’s use of the office of President to intimidate and lean on a medical organization to alter facts and the meaning of a policy is criminal whether its ever prosecuted.  Medical advice and knowledge can not be spread by political will or desire.  In light of the technological age we are entering it

3.  is extremely troubling that someone with the political nature of Elena Kegan will sit on the court and rule on cases that are health care and body related and can be extremely divisive.

4. Extremely insulting to me as an African American that certain politicians are saying that Elena Kagan Carries on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall.  Whatever Marshall’s persoanl life was about and he admittedly in his authorized biography never claims to be particularly moral,  his professional life involved the representation of God Fearing moral individuals who aspired to take a moral high ground.  Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights attorney, there were no medical edicts on race,

References:

Slate: When Kegan Played Doctor

Elena Kagans Partial Birth Abortion Memo

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National Review:  Kagans Abortion Distortion

Everett Koop An Open Letter to the American People

Pro-Life Group Calls for Senate Investigation of ‘Discrepancy’ in Kagan Testimony

AUL Report on Elena Kagan

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Congratulations Barack Obama and The United States For Your Nobel Prize Win

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, celebrities, civil rights, democrats, elections, ethnic twitters, EU Community, europe, female blogger, female bloggers, Georgia, human rights, International Relations, michelle obama, politicians, politics, Race, Race and Class on October 10, 2009 at 3:04 am

Barack Obama has brought International prestige and acclaim to the United States with the winning of the Nobel Peace prize.  While the prize was shocking to many, if the citizens of  United States would close their eyes and remember why they voted for him they would realize that he deserves and earned the Nobel Peace Prize.  I can not say that I necessarily agree or even know clearly the rationale of the Nobel committee for awarding the Nobel Peace prize to Barack Obama but I can articulate why I think he deserves the prize.

Barack and Michelle  Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for first of all being able to transcend themselves.  In a world that frequently says you can’t and in a country that had never had a President of color The Obama’s said “Yes We Can”.   They said Yes We can and Did.  Barack Obama did not come from a two parent home with Daddy throwing him up to the sky every night,   Barack Obama even mentions that he comes from a home where people may have told him they were scared of black men because he was raised by his caucasian grandmother.    President OBama’s history and his subsequent accomplishments are a beacon of light to every child around the world who experiences controversies and problems in their lives.  The ability of Barack Obama to overcome himself and his environment is a world class accomplishment, Nobel Prize worthy because one of the hardest things for people to do is to overcome themselves.  Many great thinkers have written about this Napoleon Hill, recitations of the words of Jesus and others.

Barack Obama deserves the Nobel Prize by helping to prove to the world that the United States is not full of racists who hate black people and that the notion that an American Dream is possible for all is a reality not a notion for whites only.  In a sociology class I learned about the third generational theory that all European racial groups who come to the United States can meld into the fabric of the United States and eventually become white or plain American, whereas people of color Asians, Blacks, Latinos, were subsequently out of luck and could never really melt because of their race into an American characteristic.  Barack Obama and the United State shattered this myth by voting for him as President by actually implementing the words of Martin Luther King “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”.  The various races of the United States gave Barack Obama a mandate.  Barack Obama was not a president installed by force, given to the United States by some International Super Power he was democratically elected by the American people who said that we don’t care about race anymore just someone willing to work for our interests.

As for the significance of Barack Obama post election we the American People seriously hope that he will use the slogan YES WE CAN to solve our problems as well as take the attitude of YES WE CAN to the world and help solve their problems.      As for what has gone wrong with the Presidency up to know, by and large Obama and the Democrats refuse to ignore the voices that did not elect them.  The only way Obama can keep his promises is to ignore the voices of dissension and keep a straight path and fulfill his promise.

Universal Health Care

Peace in The Middle East

Bill Clinton Nobel Peace Prize

Yes We CAN

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Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice Trojans in the Minority Community

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black blogger, black bloggers, Black Women Bloggers, civil rights, politics on May 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

There was a time when minority people understood that just because they shared the same race with an individual this did not mean that these people shared the same agenda or in the least they were allowed to criticize or critique these minorities and what they represented and stood for.   This was never so illustrated as in the contradictions between WEB Dubois and Booker T. Washington.  Prior to WEB Dubois’s death he said the following to Ralph Mcgill about Booker T. Washington and Washington’s benefactors:

“I wish you had gone,” I said . “Joel Chandler Harris was a good man, as were his closest associates.”

“No,” he replied, “it was no use. He and they had no question in their minds about the status of the Negro as a separated, lesser citizen. They perhaps were kind men, as you say. They unhesitatingly lived up to a paternalistic role, a sort of noblesse oblige. But that was all. The status slowly had become immutable insofar as the South’s leaders of that time were concerned. Booker T. Washington had helped them rationalize it. I do not think that he meant to do so. But he did. In fact, he put a public stamp of acceptance on it there in your city when he spoke at the Atlanta Exposition…………in that same speech he implicitly abandoned all political and social rights.”

The recent nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court and the blank check endorsement of her by  organizations that are for the advancement of minorities is highly troubling.  Sotomoyar has almost publicly avowed in her appeals court decisions that she does not believe that race based discrimination exists for anyone white, black, or green unless maybe you are Hispanic.

The case African Americans should be most aware of is the King vs American Airlines case.  The Kings an African American couple who prepurchased tickets were asked to get off a plane because the plane was full.  There were other non-black individuals on the plane, some who had purchased their tickets on standby and were not asked to leave the plane.    A lower court ruled that this black couple had been discriminated against, upon appeal to Sotomayor the case was overturned and they were directed to file a complaint with a federal agency instead of a lawsuit.   This is clearly a racist attitude towards black people.   In another case a black nurse was fired from a hospital the nurse claimed it was because of race, age and disability.  Sotomayor threw out the race and age claims and allowed the disability claim to precede.  The above cases are an obvious case of a potential supreme court judge who is not for African American individuals.

However Sotomayor is loyal and ethnocentric in her decisions regarding Hispanic plaintiffs.   In a decision involving a sexual discrimination in a case where one Hispanic made lewd remarks to another Hispanic and the woman who was the target of the remarks hit the man who made the remarks resulting in a fight and both individuals being fired Sotomayor prevailed for the plaintiff the woman who threw the first hit.  While the lower courts who ruled against the plaintiff  probably thought that the plaintiff  should have reported him immediately to management instead of hitting him.  Violence in the workplace can be just as harmful as sexual harassment.  The contradiction of telling the black non-violent couple to report their problems to a federal agency and ruling for a violent Latino who initiated a fight at work is clearly a contradiction that should be examined.

In addition , the appointment of Sotomayer by President Obama conflicts with his statements that he was highly disturbed with the disparities in drug sentencing by the government as well as to his commitment to his constitutional law background.  In. U.S. vs Santa  Sotomayor accepted evidence from a search warrant that had been vacated and was seventeen months old.  While some would say that a criminal was convicted and the illegal search should stand this is clearly not what the  founders of the constitution meant when they made the fourth amendment against illegal searches and seizures. I don’t think the writers of the constitution would think that the kings representatives holding an invalid warrant should have the right to knock someones door down.  I don’t have to be a constitutional scholar to figure this one out.

While liberals are rejoicing at the appointment of Sotomayor by Barack Obama, they should be mindful of the fact that Sotmayor is a protege of the First George Bush who appointed  Clarence Thomas and like Clarence Thomas she is Catholic.  Clarence Thomas has been a reliable voice against blacks and the little striving man.  Sotomayor is probably likely to walk in the shoes of Thomas  unless of course if you are Hispanic and Sotomayor may be likely use her Latino wisdom to rule in favor of Latinos; unlike Thomas who has no race loyalty.  President Obama is perfectly aware of the fact that Sotomayor was appointed by a republican and considers it a plus, the other plus he has for her is that she was a tough prosecutor. This flies in the face with Obama’s murmurings that he was concerned about persons of certain races and classes treated unjustly by the Justice System.   Viewing the video below, one wonders what party Obama represents and if he is a trojan let in by those who so wanted to believe that he was the “Black Hope”

One hundred and five years ago WEB Dubois wrote  “The problem of the twentieth century is the color line”  As we are well into the dawn of the twenty-first century the problem of the twenty-first century is still the color line.  It may be a flipped color line but it is the color line and one should always be mindful of King’s words “not the color of a man’s skin but the content of their character”

Obama’s Possible African American Female Supreme Court Nominees

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, civil rights, politics, the supreme court on May 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm

African American women have been part of the American Landscape since the founding of our country and probably before.  In 1776 the year the declaration of independence was written Phyllis Wheatley wrote the following to George Washington:

To His Excellency
George Washington

Sir,
I have taken the freedom to address your Excellency in the enclosed poem, and entreat your acceptance, though I am not insensible of its inaccuracies. Your being appointed by the Grand Continental Congress to be Generalissimo of the armies of North America, together with the fame of your virtues, excite sensations not easy to suppress. Your generosity, therefore, I presume, will pardon the attempt. Wishing your Excellency all possible success in the great cause you are so generously engaged in. I am,

Your Excellency’s most obedient humble servant,
Phillis Wheatley
1776


George Washington Wrote back the following:


George Washington’s Reply

Cambridge, February 28, 1776.

Miss Phillis,
Your favour of the 26th of October did not reach my hands ’till the middle of December. Time enough, you will say, to have given an answer ere this. Granted. But a variety of important occurrences, continually interposing to distract the mind and withdraw the attention, I hope will apologize for the delay, and plead my excuse for the seeming, but not real neglect.

I thank you most sincerely for your polite notice of me, in the elegant Lines you enclosed; and however undeserving I may be of such encomium and panegyrick, the style and manner exhibit a striking proof of your great poetical Talents. In honour of which, and as a tribute justly due to you, I would have published the Poem, had I not been apprehensive, that, while I only meant to give the World this new instance of your genius, I might have incurred the imputation of Vanity. This and nothing else, determined me not to give it place in the public Prints.

If you should ever come to Cambridge, or near Head Quarters, I shall be happy to see a person so favoured by the Muses, and to whom Nature has been so liberal and beneficent in her dispensations.

I am, with great Respect, etc.


African American women have been nursemaids, housekeepers, teachers, companions, and concubines to slaveowners and their families since the founding of the United States and when some men and women became fed up with the peculiar institution of slavery an African American woman by the name of  Harriet Tubman led the wanting and the willing to freedom.

In the year of 2009 it seems strange that with the women’s movement, the immigrant migration, the gay movement, the abortion activists and all other special interests groups that no one is seriously writing about a black justice to the supreme court.  Black women are being asked to go the back of the line behind the supplemental interests groups.  The same black women who some depend on for their votes are being asked to not only go to the back of the line but to not even attempt to get in the line.  Personally I do not know what President Obama thinks of the issue.  I do know that this is the first time in sixteen years that a black women has not held a presidential cabinet position which considering that black woman are one of the interests groups that determine a presidential election this is disgraceful.

I do not know what Mr. Obama thinks about at night or even how he thinks of black women.  I know that after a dog incident with my neighbors who were an interracial couple the black man of the couple preceded to call me epithets that you could not even imagine whore, bitch, you get the picture and then as my family listened a little closer we heard the white woman of the couple telling him what to say to me.  What was so contradictory is he probably believed these words because one morning as I walked my daughter to her 5:30 am bus one day he propositioned me for sex and my son witnessed this from his bedroom window as it happened. As the relationship progressed between our neighbor and this family it ended with the white woman sending her five daughters over to our house daily for us to watch prior to their moving I felt like an aunt Jemima nursemaid.  I do not know what messages they sent to their children about black women.  Since Obama is a product of a white woman and a black man and raised by a white woman, his grandmother who he openly admits was afraid of black men one wonders what messages his parents and grandparents sent to him about black women.  The messages he perceived and received were definitely different than those of the last democratic President Bill Clinton who appointed black women to his cabinet or those of the last President George Bush who did diversity well and gave a black woman the position of Secretary of State and still managed to satisfy all of the various ethnic groups jockeying for a voice.  It’s sad to say but our first African American President seems to prefer white women and white men as his power team and this is just not what the U.S. has  been about in the last sixteen years.  The Obama administration looks like a post Bush Republican Administration all White and though his color is black its pretty obvious he identifies himself as white.

So while I can not read President Obama’s mind I can read his actions towards black women supported by the media hype and illusion.  There are articles written about the Obama black women when the honest truth is their is not one single black women in the Obama cabinet.  It is also pretty ironic that a black woman former appointed labor Secretary under Bill Clinton manuevered and hee hawed to deprive Hillary Clinton out of votes just so a black man could become president and women of  Herman’s race are repaid with not one appointment to the Obama cabinet.  This is pretty peculiar.

At this point black women and others who love black women  are praying and hoping for a black female supreme court nominee.  At times people are so fond of saying that there are no qualified black women for various things this is why we are relegated to various professions or some can’t even grow but I’m here to tell you there are some amazing black jurists out there who are qualified to be supreme court justices.

Leah Ward Sears –  She is first on the list because she possess the requisite youth.  She also has the depth and the breadth to be a supreme court justice based on her administrative experience.  Her biography is as follows from wikipedia:

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Leah Ward Sears

(born June 13, 1955) is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Georgia. She is also Chair of the Judicial Council of Georgia, the $200 million agency in charge of the state judicial system. When sworn in on June 28, 2005, Sears became the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States. When she was first appointed as justice in 1992 by then Governor Zell Miller, she became the first woman and youngest person to sit on the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Judith Rogers

Judith Rogers is right in the mix but she’s in her seventies.  I have heard that Presidents look for nominees in their fifties so they can have possibly thirty years of judicial sway.  While her age may not be a deterrent to Obama if it’s not she is definitely the jurists most familiar with isssues before the high court and issues that the United  States is currently facing.  She has ruled on issues on  GITMO and disabilities that have had far reaching consequences and effects.  Judith Rogers also holds the seat vacated by Clarence Thomas upon his nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Here is her biography taken fromt the court of appeals website: Judge Rogers was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in March 1994. She had previously served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals since 1983, becoming Chief Judge in 1988. Following her graduation from Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and subsequently at the Justice Department in the Deputy Attorney General’s Office and the Criminal Division. Then, after serving as General Counsel to the congressional commission on the organization of the District of Columbia, she worked for the Mayor of the District of Columbia on congressional and local legislation. She became the Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia in 1979 and served until her appointment to the bench in 1983. In 1988, Judge Rogers received a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia Law School.

Margaret A. Burnham

In 1993, President Nelson Mandela appointed Ms. Burnham to serve on an international human rights commission to investigate alleged human rights violations within the African National Congress.  Conf. Wrongful Convictions a call to action She established theCivil Rights and  Restorative Justice project at Northeeastern University which examines the failure of law enforcement and other governement agencies refusal or inability to enforce the law during the civil right movement. The partial biography is a s follows and can be found at the Conference on Wrongful convictions site

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Ms. Burnham’s practice is limited to civil rights and employment litigation. She has served on several professional boards including the Council of the Boston Bar association, the Committee for Public Counsel Services and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Individual Rights & Responsibility Committee.

A former fellow of the Bunting Institute at Racliffe College and Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Studies, Ms. Burnham has written extensively on contemporary legal and political issues, including human rights, criminal justice, race and the law. She is currently a lecturer in the Political Science Department of MIT.

Patricia J. Williams

Biography taken from Columbia University Falculty Profile

B.A., Wellesley, 1972; J.D., Harvard, 1975. Practiced as deputy city attorney, Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney; and as staff lawyer, Western Center on Law and Poverty. Has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, City University of New York Law School, and Golden Gate University School of Law. Has been at Columbia since 1991. Fellow, at the School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

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Has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. Books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights; The Rooster’s Egg; and Seeing a ColorBlind Future: The Paradox of Race. Columnist, The Nation. MacArthur fellow. Board of Trustees, Wellesley College.

Kimberle W. Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law. Her primary scholarly interests center around race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. She was elected Professor of the Year by the 1991 and 1994 graduating classes. She now splits her time each year between UCLA and the Columbia School of Law.

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At the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she received her LL.M., Professor Crenshaw was a William H. Hastie Fellow. She then clerked for Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Professor Crenshaw’s publications include Critical Race Theory (edited by Crenshaw, et al., 1995) and Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment (with Matsuda, et al., 1993).

In 2007, Professor Crenshaw was nominated the Fulbright Chair for Latin America in Brazil.  In 2008, she was nominated an Alphonse Fletcher Fellow.  In the same year she joined the selective group of scholars awarded with an in-residence fellowship at the Center of Advanced Behavioral Studies at Stanford.

The Case For Co Ed Prisons One Social Problem is Leading to Another

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Prisoners likely to take home AIDS

Curiosity Killed the Cat

I have begun a dreamboard.  Today in order to be really thorough about what I was looking for I decided to look for a picture of a penis to put behind  my dream board.  I was a little taken aback to see that I could not find one that was straight or not with a Caucasian in the first several pages of Google.  Even so the gay black penises outnumbered the black penises with Caucasians.   I just finally gave up with an awful awful bad taste in my mouth.  I had to sit there and wonder if black people could sustain a society where it’s beginning to look like a large group of the male population are openly gay or on the DL.

As my thoughts roared through my mind I understood that a percentage of every population will include people who are just absolutely positively homosexual and can’t help it but the male homosexual population seems to be accelerating in the black community like Moores Law, exponentially.  While personally I subscribe some of it to the lack of male role models, economic hardship and exploitation, children without fathers, the water, the chicken etc.  My personal opinion is that the generations and gnerations of different incarcerated men are one of the main factors contributing to the incredible rise and acceptance  of homosexuality in the black community.

According to the American Sociological Association 20% of black men born between 1965 and 1969 had served prison time before they were the age of thirty compared to three percent of white men .  The rate of incarceration for black males went up significantly based upon what level of education they had.  Thirty percent of black high school graduates had served prison time by their early thirties and close to sixty percent of high school dropouts had served time in the Federal Penitentiary by the time they were thirty.  These numbers are just totally unacceptable and indicate a profound problem in the United States of America as it relates to black Americans and black society. With dropouts in recent years reaching close to fifty percent, it is becoming increasingly obvious that if alternatives and solutions are not implemented to help these men that the United States will face a crisis that it will not be able to handle.

As for homosexuality and the prison population, I personally think that a coed solution needs to be implemented immediately while the risks are obvious by making the prison population coed like pregnancy.  An implementation of a coed prison system could be a choice that prisoners make with the agreement that they take injectable birth control monthly.  Obviously the penal system is not doing a good job in controlling sexual intercourse in the penal system, it does not make sense to keep prisons same sex and cause deviant behavior and increase the spread of AIDS not just in prison but out of prison also.  Something needs to be done if prisoners are creating alternative lifestyles that will make it even more difficult to integrate into society we as citizens have an obligation to intercede.

I will be writing my congressman about this issue and idea.  I think it is a sound one that may reduce the numbers of prisoners returning to prison.

The folowing sources reference or discuss coed prisons

 

The Big House Goes Coed
Stephen Harrigan
Texas Monthly 03/01/74

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” It’s a sort of penal mock-up of society, designed to reintroduce people who have been trying to survive in penitentiaries into a bigger world where the definition of survival is more elusive, a world that more often than not throws them and their prison-learned coping schemes off, like a body rejecting a transplanted organ. Nearly half the residents at FCI are in prison on drug-related charges. All are at least two years “short,” meaning they have two years or less remaining on their sentences. When they have six months or less to go they’re eligible for furloughs, community programs, family programs and other chaperoned sorties into the outside world.”

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“But violence (judging from both official and resident sources) is sufficiently rare as to be only an occasional individual problem. Homosexual attacks, common in penitentiaries, are rarer still, and according to quite a few of the residents homosexuality itself is almost insignificant.”

Doing Easy Time
Charles Campbell

Fenestra Books

610 East Delano Street, Suite 104, Tucson, Arizona 85705

1587363992 $25.95

Doing Easy Time: Including a Stretch as Warden of a Coed Prison is a personal memoir of fifty years’ work in the field of corrections. Packed cover to cover with stories, some fascinating, some heartwarming

heart·warm·ing or heart-warm·ing  
adj.
1. Causing gladness and pleasure.

2. Eliciting sympathy and tender feelings: a heartwarming tale.

Adj. 1. , some with a sobering parable and some tragic. A recurring theme is the crucial importance of human relationships, even in the most stark situations. Doing Easy Time is a very humanistic story, telling of the importance of providing inmates with meaningful work or programming, and reflecting sadly upon prison riots A prison riot is a riot that occurs in a prison, usually when those incarcerated rebel openly against correctional officials. It is usually instigated by prisoners who claim that the administration are degrading them, either by direct physical, or psychological force.  of the era. An inside view of the challenges of the correctional system, aspects that need to be changed for the future, and the struggles of the men and women who live behind bars. ”